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in the way we have to fight these myths today in memory of those who walked in the second world war. or in the heart of downtown troops who were just moments ago a suicide bomb went off right here on this street their reality in iraq where hundreds of civilians have been slaughtered this month as jihadist radicals ravaged through the country leaving carnage and destruction in their wake. big business bites back u.s. firms try to talk washington out of burdening russia with more sanctions fearing their own profits could take a hit. plus a damning report against america's swan armed police units for hundreds of militarized raids on civilian homes which led to a number of deaths. the
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national coming to you live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program syria has joined the fight against sunni jihad is terrorizing neighboring iraq carrying out air strikes against isis militants the insurgents have already seized several air bases oil and gas fields conducting indiscriminate bombing attacks along the way the jihad as bloody advance has already left more than a thousand people dead mainly civilians according to the u.n. the most recent casualties reported are fifteen killed in attacks on baghdad and six others in the contested city of kirkuk those who was there. were in the heart of downtown trick cooper just moments ago a suicide bomb went off right here on this street now the details so far barkeep but what we've heard from officials is that one man a suicide bomber list. seen on the street wearing an explosive device
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a vest he was actually aiming for the building down there it's a kurdish political party office apparently authorities had seen him they tried to intercept him and that is when he detonated his device now if you look around as if chaos this is late on a wednesday evening rush hour a lot of people in the streets. the car here completely destroyed this building also you can see there's damage in the upper floors this must have been an incredibly powerful blast now if we walk this way we think this this blast really did happen so recently that they haven't had a moment to clean up the blood right here we don't know if this is. ok for a link it would. look. we're not exactly sure what's happening there some kind of a commotion right now you can see there's kurdish authorities here trying to keep calm but again and this just took place now the background to all of this very hotly
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contested city that there are kurds arabs sunnis shias christians turkmen this is a very violent city that has seen many explosions many clashes over the years since the isis the islamic state in iraq and syria militants made their push in northern iraq the iraqi army have essentially fled from these areas allowing the kurds to come in and take control of a lot of people in the city are not happy about that and we're not sure whether this is a top was retribution perhaps for the kurds reasserting their control over this territory they belong to claim this as their historic and cultural capital. oh look. it's really not safe to be here the authorities have been shooting their weapons into the air we're not sure what's going on but we're going to get out of here before any other attention. there hasn't even been a chance to verify the casualties verify exactly what was the target but we do believe that it was the kurdish political or. office yesterday we had
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a chance to speak with the governor of the cuckoo province he said that this was a very very calm city that there are problems and problems with the attacks that security was actually getting better but one of the things that is very clear here from what we see today is that that's far from the case you see captain of your. well there is also disturbing evidence as to who is being drafted into the militants ranks in this video boys armed with automatic rifles are seen traveling in an isis convoy human rights groups claim that in the past the fighters have had no qualms about recruiting children as young as fourteen. baghdad has officially asked the united states to conduct air strikes in iraq but isis supporters have threatened to avenge any such raid with attacks on americans like you get the details of the story as well as live updates on the ongoing crisis in iraq on r.t. dot com.
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america's top business lobbies are ready to launch an ad campaign to stop their government from imposing another set of sanctions on russia washington's threats have been echoed by it's now while the measures are designed to damage russia's economy they could also hurt american business marina forty nine explains. as the u.s. and its western allies consider a third round of economic sanctions against russia two of the biggest u.s. business organizations are publicly warning that the move would create long lasting damage to america's economy the u.s. chamber of commerce and the national association of manufacturers are running advertisements right now in the new york times the wall street journal and washington post saying the only effect of additional sanctions would be to bar u.s. companies from foreign markets and business opportunities to firms from other
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countries u.s. companies fear that even temporary targeted sanctions against russia would damage their export markets and poison relations with russian customers business leaders say potential restrictions on technology transfers would also harm u.s. energy companies that do business in russia this is precisely what moscow warned of back in march when foreign minister lavrov said any sanctions imposed on russia would come back to hurt the united states the white house told bloomberg news that the obama administration has had frequent conversations with business leaders on the issue and understands their concerns but that the u.s. can't just go on with business as usual now the obama administration is threatening to impose more sanctions on russia despite its recent steps to the crisis in ukraine at the request of president vladimir putin the russian lawmakers voted tuesday to revoke legislation allowing for the use of military forces in ukraine however it seems the white house is still expecting and demanding more from moscow
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. washington d.c. . meanwhile u.s. secretary of state john kerry has actually given moscow several hours to defuse the tension in eastern ukraine. it is critical for russia to show in the next hours literally that they're moving to help disarm the separatists to encourage them to disarm to call on them to lay to their weapons and begin to become part of the legitimate political process american companies risk losing a large number of imports from russia and these are the top three things they buy the possibility of being cut off from russia's markets is also worrying america's business leaders yes hannity john x. in mobile has a nine hundred billion dollar deal with russia's ross nafta hanging in the balance and six hundred million already invested j.p. morgan a must also be holding its breath as the u.s.
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threatens to target the financial sector it earned a fifty six million dollars in investment banking fees in russia last year and technology firm intel is also a keen investor it has spent around a billion dollars in russia over the last twenty years and now the next set of sanctions could target russia's an r g sector but that could also be a big blow to u.s. and european energy giants have a lot of interest in russia and some an a g bosses were spotted at the latest petroleum congress in moscow here's the c.e.o. of exxon mobil rex tillerson bob dudley had of british petroleum was also present as was the boss of norwegian oil giant status while a manny there said they wanted to keep politics away from business. this is really affected their doing relationship is developing. according to the culture so we don't believe this kind of problems we want these now some in the u.s.
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business community fear even temporary sanctions could end up in a long lasting damage to their russian exports economic expert from the university of massachusetts richard wolfe says american companies have good reasons to be worried. the united states has direct an interest in direct investments in russia it has made plans to get access to russian energy it has made plans to get financial benefits by banking deals between russian banking and financial officials and americans and if it's russia there's a reaction against pressure from the united states then there are ways in which all kinds of companies in the united states will suffer losses we don't know how bad they'll be we don't know how long they'll lead but we haven't a global capitalist crisis right now and companies are very worried even about
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relatively small threats to their ability to function and that's particularly true with financial interests which is where the tensions with russia could have some effect. time is ticking for people in crane's east as the cease fire announced by president petro poroshenko draws to an end but man if people in the areas hit hardest by camps crackdown say it never came into force any way. that well this is the kind of thing we find here take a look. at those are from shell splinters what else can they be. we're still being slapped every day i'm not even saying hit but just slots like this. the funeral for one of the russian journalists killed by army shelling in ukraine has been held in moscow the crew he was with got caught up in shelling while they were covering the evacuation of civilians by self-defense fighters from
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a particularly dangerous area friends family and colleagues gathered in central moscow to say their final farewells to twenty six year old. he died instantly in the a task his body torn to pieces by mortar shell while reporter in her car nearly died in hospital thirty minutes later both journalists clearly had press markings on their clothes. now this is the last guy the sole survivor of the attack the camera man who was shot during the attack he managed to capture the blast that killed both of his colleagues russian prosecutors say the leader of one of the national guard squads was involved in the shelling the national guard is a mercenary combat division specifically formed to assist the army in the military operation against the fine eastern regions well with me now in the studio is senior
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lecturer in international relations and security studies in moscow state university marks the boat mark thanks so much for being with us here in the studio now the first question is i mean insist if these military these militias rather are necessary to help the army restore peace to what extent do you think they fulfilled their role of course the fulfill the role of the exact opposite of peace. the regular army to a large extent has the somewhat at a remove from these military operations ironically turned the anti terror operation by the regime in kiev when in reality what it is is this the terror operation and these. the theory is largely formed of fanatics from the my dharma the right sector and other ultra nationalist groups or perpetuating a state kerry campaign in order to terrify the people of east ukraine into subjugation and recognizing the power of one another we know who these people are
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basically how much control does cave have over them i mean over these groupings and over these people from from the very beginning of this crisis with the final days of the euro my done riots which ended in a porch the breaking of the january twenty first agreement breaking of previous agreements and this agreed upon fiction of a ceasefire which has never actually happened we have seen that the government such as it is in kiev has very limited control it depends to a large extent still on the ultra nationalist paramilitary groups for its survival its hold on power in kiev and it has been afraid to challenge them just yesterday we saw a trade union meeting in kiev attacked by an armed right sector mob with complete impunity we have seen this repeatedly that they act they attack
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individuals groups buildings churches throughout the country and the government does nothing to rein them in and this holds true on the battlefield as well while there are less than twenty four hours a laugh before the fragile cease fire expires and the will already being broken by both sides actually why is it so difficult to maintain it ok for the simple reason that. neither of the combatants on the ground actually want to ceasefire certainly not under the terms that it's exists now as we've already discussed the the regime in kiev likely has very little control over. the forces that are in the field we have seen arguments with them with some of their leaders earlier this week with one of them being threatened with the dismissal and the disbanding the. dismissal of its leader between the government and also the militias of the
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self defense are at this point their interests and aspirations are largely odds with the russian government itself which prefers a federated solution at this point while the people. are looking more for independence they have no desire to remain part of the ukrainian state that is trying to kill them so there's very little control over the self-defense forces in oversea at least as far as the russian government goes they have very little influence over them at all well it's interesting where one of these groups fit in impartial peace plan as we know he has outlined a peace road map. that would require both russian and european observers so where does that leave the armed militias i mean are they going to disarm or disappear or what's going to happen to them well i think these are militias form the core part of this. plan. only in so much as we consider it is.
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to call it a peace plan it is a war is peace plan and they are instrumental in its goals it is quite obvious that the ultimatum that this so-called peace plan represents will not be met by the forces of. its republican overseer and he has promised to continue the military operations unless they. completely surrender accept his all to me and surrender without conditions which is obviously not going to happen sure mark thank you so much as ever for here he is here. that was mark sloboda an international affairs expert and a senior lecturer at moscow state university. american swat units have become increasingly militarized and are mostly targeting the country's minorities that's according to a report by the american civil liberties union which says the police are treating
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some neighborhoods like war zones elite swat teams are trained to combat high level threats but are now being used for different purposes. a.c.l.u. probe shows around two thirds of all grades twenty one twenty twelve were drug related and targeted private property only seven percent of swat operations were aimed at active shooter hostage or of barricades in the area eight hundred braves led to seven civilian deaths and forty six injuries. while this nineteen month old baby is the youngest victim of police brutality a stun grenade thrown by a swat team into the child's home land of riot and his career is now in a coma fighting for his life the family spokesperson told us now way more about the tragedy on our evening program in the now this flash grenade was tossed into a room with four small children the tragedy of course was that him in the play
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piano. but it was for small children that were living in this space where this explosive device was thrown there the reports. there was no way to know that there were young children in this household so that is totally false what this raid and the situation with the family what you're representing say about the american police system about militarization who exactly are they arming up against we find statistically people of color people in low income areas and communities good deal with this kind of blunt force if you're in the influential community or if you have any influence personally you knock at the door or even a courtesy call same surrender. after enduring the end found and searching the family's home the police failed even to find the drugs they were looking for the
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boy's parents want a federal probe into what happened to their son is far from the only victim of swat brutality twenty six year old to recall woolson was holding her baby son when she was shot and killed by an officer during a raid on her home wilson wasn't even a suspect and bad drug bust her infant was injured but survived the ordeal. yuri's stamps a sixty eight year old grandfather of twelve lay face down on the floor following orders when an officer is gone discharged and shot him dead stamps wasn't even a suspect one police broke into his home searching for a drug dealer who did not ever live there. what had a national after a short break they sports the hipster local plus the odd nazi symbol to boot we'll look at how today's extremist in germany are trying to promote hate in style.
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interview. dramas to try to be ignored. stories others use to go to. places change the world right.
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to make sure. you. want to hear from rose to to. drop. welcome back you're watching r.t. now there are fresh mirrors of another credit crunch in the u.s. after the government revealed the country's economy shrunk by three percent in the first quarter off the year it's the worst reading says the crisis of two thousand and nine which led to massive bankruptcies and redundancies it's endless climate that some of america's six hundred thousand homeless people have found an unexpected benefactor a chinese billion or is giving them gourmet meals and promises to fill their pockets as if you're going to reports the charity event sending the media into
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a frenzy as if the king of pop himself had come back to life becomes. to be a citizen of the new york landmark the central park boathouse stormed by t.v. crews he's backed up i'm sure you already know all this to witness chinese billionaire chen one be known for his outlandish behavior holding a one million dollar lunch for the city's homeless is a different as entertainment chinese songs and volunteers in communist worker outfits and magic tricks by the self described most influential person of china as you can see. where all in display for the name of the good men of the hall the first night of all the help i get a full page ad in the new york times this week to ramp up attention to this event has clearly served its purpose so that all those who didn't come because of the fact that they don't want to see that you know what i mean in promotional ads
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broadcast on stage chen is touted as the most beloved chinese role model among almost a dozen other titles the ads have advertised one thousand people giving away three hundred dollars to each person i think anybody would show up in central park for three hundred dollars in this day and age about two hundred homeless people. brought to the event on buses paid for by the magnate is say they take. a phone oh you know to come and do this but at the same time hey somebody got to do chen talked of weeks of sleepless nights to prepare for what he dubbed the love and gratitude charity to work there so many people who are in need of help the goal to show that rich chinese people don't just throw away money on luxury the extravagant charity event is set to become a tradition with the eccentric chinese billionaire promising to return to the west every year to do what he can to help those in need to help those in need and make a name for himself in the states the promise of three hundred dollars per person
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was fulfilled for a lucky few in front of cameras instead of giving them three hundred dollars each he's donating ninety thousand dollars to the new york city rescue mission a disappointment for those attending each and every one of the homeless having counted on the cash that was promised chin told his guests to pick up their money at the city mission would like this. so they go to. the to go and get these words this word was not kept the mission got the cash but it never reached the pockets of the homeless oh my god. so nice w. and especially if you're going to new york. a skinny jeans beards told bags a nazi slogans make the white us recurrence of the extreme right in germany the media has even come up with a word to describe the movement and upstairs. from don instagram and a blog on tom werner the neo nazi hip hop they stream riot is keeping up with the
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times and there's even a vein and not seeking show in each episode to chatty man not wearing ball call us explain to viewers how to make an array of missions journalist john riseborough from berlin sharon his thoughts on the tips of her dram these women who but what's important to remember is. not to hipsters they want to appear in just out on the street corner they're appearing at a nazi demonstration on january twenty first and mark tuborg it was an attempt by the nazis to have a power march and there was a group they had these trendy tote bags they had colorful sunglasses on they had these funny looking converse shoes with stars and piercings kind of fuzzy beards like there are so many jokes about the nazi hipsters you wonder they had a bag saying please don't shove i've got a yogurt in my back as long as nazis had been around they've always been trying to copy youth subcultures you know skinheads were originally kind of a proletarian youth subculture of in germany eco nazis. seized
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the way to stop in the same way like any other nazis you had one thousand five hundred people or more out on the streets blockading the nazis actively sitting down preventing them from going on the route. just like all the other nazis kind of goes next with world apart. world through the. city and then build a billion euro zone as each one of. them talk so much to sell something peacefully to front. of the soul. in the in. the future average. his name was because he was nazi germany's minister of propaganda the midst that he
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created exist to this day. gerbils propaganda was both actually trying to denigrate other nations while at the same time raising ordinary german so seems to. keep its can do we do use of go bill sniff precisely what the masses need to hear in order to make them follow him he was like the pipe paper from the fairy tale that made the rats fall to the tune of the spite of. the myths created by the chief nazi ideologist bound for tal saw in the west we have to fight these myths today in memory of those who won in the second world war. as a new physician i swear to abide by the hippocratic oath. to the best of my ability
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and judgment. i will prescribe for the good of my patients. i will not give deadly doses to anybody. or advise others to do so. i will never do harm to the. doctors of the dogs onto. the. heart of welcome to worlds apart ukraine is set to sign an economic association. an agreement with europe on friday and on to taking that's already cost the country billions of dollars in trade with russia part of its territory and hundreds of
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lives how much war room key of sacrifice for its european dream and what does that dream amount to well to discuss that i'm now in joined by spain's former foreign minister and a former member of the european parliament and mr last year it's great to have you on the show may vary a great pleasure now in one of your public speeches earlier this year i heard you say that the young people who died on my dime and we still don't know who authorized the killing but he said that those people who died on my down died for the european values for the blue flag with the twelve stars what are those values and how will the economic agreement which is primarily about tariffs quotas trade rules how will that economic agreement how advancing those values in ukraine well first of all let me just make a comment on your introductory presentation. and agreement that these an economic agreement can never be. taken hostage or response be.

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